Unclaimed lottery million in Herts
7 January 2011, 06:00
A lottery player - who bought their ticket in the Watford or Hemel Hempstead area - is being told to come forward and claim their prize of a million pounds.
Watford based lottery operator Camelot says there's a winner in the area, from the Christmas Eve EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle. That's the draw which guaranteed 25 people would win a million pounds each.
Most people have come forward to collect their winnings - but two prizes are still unclaimed. As well as the ticket that was purchased in Hertfordshire, there's also a winner in the Leeds area who hasn't discovered they're now a millionaire.
The ticket that was bought locally has the code DGV087857 on it and the ticket holder has until 5.30pm on Wednesday 22nd June 2011 to make their claim.
If no one comes forward with the winning ticket before the deadline the prize money, plus all the interest it's gained, will go to the lottery Good Causes scheme.
Patrick Lisoire - from Camelot - told Heart:
"I meet winners all the time who are completely shocked [that it's them]. But it is them, and in this case it is somebody who bought a ticket in the Watford and Hemel Hempstead area. So I'm sure the shock when that ticket holder checks their ticket and realises that the code is theirs will be a lovely shock to have."
And Mr Lisoire hopes the date of the draw will help jog the mystery ticket holder's memory:
"The lottery on that night was guaranteeing to create 25 UK millionaires with the Millionaire Raffle game. So hopefully people will remember exactly where they were and why they bought the ticket for that particular draw."
If you think you might hold the winning ticket you should call the National Lottery Line before the deadline on 0845 910 0000.